Dying: why not a referendum?

Death is certain, but older people observe frailer elders closing on finality in nursing homes and think there should be a better way, and an ultimate choice, without penalty. Former ACT Speaker Greg Cornwell believes it’s time for a national referendum.

Backing call for living wills

Editor, The Canberra Times.

The call, by Professor Ken Hillman, (3 January 2011) for a national living-will program to uphold the views of people seeking to die with dignity when at the end stage of their life, and endorsed by your editorial (4 Jan…

Living will: your right to die

The issue of right to die has hit the front of Australia’s metropolitan daily newspapers this silly season, with the Canberra Times featuring a call by Professor Ken Hillman to respect people’s wishes. Also featured is the story of CLA member, Adele Ste…

Euthanasia choice

Freedom for gay couples to celebrate their unions – great. Good luck to the ACT Government in resisting federal intervention in this (“Showdown looks for gay union negotiation”, February 8, p3).
Freedom for terminally ill older people to choose to die w…

Top panel talks on euthanasia

A top quality panel of Parliamentarians and subject experts met at the ANU in Canberra in late-2006 to discuss euthanasia. West Australian MHR Dr Carmen Lawrence chaired the forum, which featured speakers for an hour, then an hour’s lively Q&A sessi…